Performances take place on Friday, March 8, (7:30 pm) at the War Memorial in Trenton, Saturday, March 9, (8 pm) at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank and Sunday, March 10, (3 pm) at bergenPAC in Englewood. A Classical Conversation begins one hour before the performances on March 9 in Red Bank and March 10 in Englewood.
Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase online at www.njsymphony.org or by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).
Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm | War Memorial in Trenton Saturday, March 9 at 8 pm | Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank + Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm | bergenPAC in Englewood +
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Joanna Mongiardo, soprano New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture
VERDI "Caro nome" from Rigoletto
VERDI "E strano" and "Ah, fors'è lui" from La traviata PUCCINI Chrysanthemums
BELLINI "Ah! non credea mirarti" from La Sonnambula DONIZETTI "O luce di quest'anima" from Linda di Chamounix MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, "Italian"
+ Classical Conversation begins one hour prior to the performance (free to ticketholders).
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is concert sponsor of the March 9 performance.
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, is increasingly recognized as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation. Selected by James Levine to be Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the Brazil native's tenure was extended through 2013.
Lehninger made his BSO debut in 2010; highlights have included the world premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's Violin Concerto and his Tanglewood debut. The New York Times praised his "impressive technique, musical insight and youthful energy" in his Carnegie Hall debut with the BSO.
He has conducted the Houston, National, Hartford, Fairfax and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras. Upcoming appearances include return engagements with the Brazilian and São Paulo Symphony Orchestras, Minas Gerais and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as debuts with the Florida and Seattle Symphonies and Deutsches Symphonie Orchester at the Philharmonie in Berlin.